114 Police Killed on Duty in 2014; 46 Were Shot to Death

By Ali Meyer | December 22, 2014 | 4:56 PM EST

An NYPD arm patch rests with candles and flowers Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a memorial for murdered NYPD. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(CNSNews.com) - The assassination of two police officers in New York City on Saturday; and the deadly attack on a Tarpon Springs, Fla. police officer one day later have boosted the toll of police deaths to 114 for 2014. More than half of the officers killed were attacked in some way. And the year is not over yet.

As of early Tuesday, 114 police officers were listed on the 2014 Honor Roll of Heroes compiled annually by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). That's already more than the 105 officers who died in 2013.

More than half of the 114 deaths were due to some form of assault and were non-accidental. They include two police officers who died as a result of assault, 46 killed by gunfire, including NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu; and 10 killed in vehicular assaults, which totals to 58 of the 114, or 50.87 percent.

The other 56 deaths were accidental, with 26 killed in vehicle crashes, one police officer who drowned, another who died in a fire, two killed by accidental gunfire, 15 killed because of heart attacks, three who died in motorcycle accidents, three who were struck by a vehicle, and five who died in a vehicle pursuit.

All but four of the officers who have died so far in 2014 were men; the average age was 40, and the average tour of duty was 12 years, 6 months.

California (14), Texas (11) and New York (7) had the most officer deaths this year. And May 2014 was the deadliest month, with 18 officers dying, followed by March and October, with 13 deaths each.

The most recent death by assault is that of Officer Charles Kondek who died on Sunday, Dec. 21. Kondek was shot while responding to a noise complaint call, then run over by the suspect's car as he fled the scene.

Officer Mark Lawson also died on March 24, 2014 in a vehicular assault. The records show that Larson was flagged down by a woman who said she'd been attacked.  When Larson stopped the suspect's car, the man grabbed Larson's arm and dragged him as he sped away. Larson shot the suspect multiple times, but the man rammed Larson into a guardrail, breaking both of his legs and nearly severing his arm. The officer ended up in a ditch.

 

Here are the names of all 114 officers killed.  (For the record, 20 K9s also died in the line of duty so far this year, including five that were shot and two that were stabbed.)

Deputy Sheriff David "Bubba" Johnson

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, TN

EOW: Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Carlos Rivera-Vega

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California

Detective Sergeant Tom Smith

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, CA

EOW: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

 

Burns Flat Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer Kristian Willhight

Burns Flat Police Department, OK

EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

 

Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Undersheriff Brian Beck

Washita County Sheriff's Office, OK

EOW: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Sergeant David Baldwin

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, CO

EOW: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

 

Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Animal Control Officer Eddie Maurice Hamer

Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, TN

EOW: Monday, January 27, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Utah County Sheriff's Office, Utah

Sergeant Cory Wride

Utah County Sheriff's Office, UT

EOW: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Greensville County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Percy Lee House, III

Greensville County Sheriff's Office, VA

EOW: Friday, January 31, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine

Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL

EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, Nebraska

Correctional Officer Amanda Baker

Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, NE

EOW: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cause of Death: Assault

 

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Brian Law

California Highway Patrol, CA

EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

California Highway Patrol, California

Officer Juan Gonzalez

California Highway Patrol, CA

EOW: Monday, February 17, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Detective John Hobbs

Phoenix Police Department, AZ

EOW: Monday, March 3, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee

Los Angeles Police Department, CA

EOW: Friday, March 7, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Monday, March 10, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

Officer Jason Crisp

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, US

EOW: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Trinity University Police Department, Texas

Police Officer Marc Uland Kelley

Trinity University Police Department, TX

EOW: Friday, March 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Chief Deputy Sheriff Pete Richardson

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, AR

EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Oak Forest Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer James Morrissy

Oak Forest Police Department, IL

EOW: Monday, March 17, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, CA

EOW: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Windermere Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Robert German

Windermere Police Department, FL

EOW: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government

Master-at-Arms Mark Mayo

United States Navy Security Forces, US

EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

Officer Mark H. Larson

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, FL

EOW: Monday, March 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

New Bern Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer Alexander Thalmann

New Bern Police Department, NC

EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Johnson City Police Department, New York

Police Officer David W. Smith

Johnson City Police Department, NY

EOW: Monday, March 31, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Plymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Gregg Maloney

Plymouth Police Department, MA

EOW: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

 

Barren County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff Ernest T. Franklin

Barren County Sheriff's Office, KY

EOW: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Dennis Guerra

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cause of Death: Fire

 

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer II Chris Cortijo

Los Angeles Police Department, CA

EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff Michael J. Seversen

Polk County Sheriff's Office, WI

EOW: Monday, April 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Covington County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff William Heath Kelley

Covington County Sheriff's Office, AL

EOW: Friday, April 18, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Marshall Berger

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office, VA

EOW: Monday, April 28, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

Trooper Gabriel Rich

Alaska State Troopers, AK

EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson

Alaska State Troopers, AK

EOW: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer II Roberto C. Sanchez

Los Angeles Police Department, CA

EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper Chelsea Richard

Florida Highway Patrol, FL

EOW: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

 

Eatonton Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Noel Lee Hawk

Eatonton Police Department, GA

EOW: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi

Master Sergeant John Collum

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, MS

EOW: Friday, May 9, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer Michael Alexander Petrina

Metro Nashville Police Department, TN

EOW: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

 

Killeen Police Department, Texas

Detective Charles Dinwiddie

Killeen Police Department, TX

EOW: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Brentwood Police Department, New Hampshire

Patrolman Stephen Arkell

Brentwood Police Department, NH

EOW: Monday, May 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Steven LaCruz "Cruz" Thomas

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, GA

EOW: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Correctional Officer Chad Charles

Michigan Department of Corrections, MI

EOW: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police

Police Officer Jair Cabrera

Salt River Police Department, TR

EOW: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

New York State Police, New York

Trooper Christopher Skinner

New York State Police, NY

EOW: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Special Deputy Marshal Frank McKnight

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, US

EOW: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

 

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer Brian Jones

Norfolk Police Department, VA

EOW: Friday, May 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Potter County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Paul Buckles

Potter County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, May 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Griffin Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer Kevin Dorian Jordan

Griffin Police Department, GA

EOW: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Philadelphia School Police Department, Pennsylvania

Sergeant Daryl Giles

Philadelphia School Police Department, PA

EOW: Monday, June 2, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer Igor Soldo

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV

EOW: Sunday, June 8, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer Alyn Beck

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, NV

EOW: Sunday, June 8, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Stockton Police Department, California

Police Officer Scott Hewell

Stockton Police Department, CA

EOW: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Little River-Academy Police Department, Texas

Chief of Police Lee Dixon

Little River-Academy Police Department, TX

EOW: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, LA

EOW: Monday, June 23, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Tipton County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Daniel Calvin

Tipton County Sheriff's Office, IN

EOW: Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana

Officer Perry W. Renn

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

EOW: Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Gary Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman Jeffrey Brady Westerfield

Gary Police Department, IN

EOW: Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Detective Melvin Santiago

Jersey City Police Department, NJ

EOW: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Waldwick Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Christopher Goodell

Waldwick Police Department, NJ

EOW: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota

Police Officer Scott Patrick

Mendota Heights Police Department, MN

EOW: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

Sheriff Mark A. Hecker

Butler County Sheriff's Office, NE

EOW: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Lieutenant Patrick Libertone

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, CA

EOW: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Cascade County Sheriff's Office, Montana

Deputy Sheriff Joseph James Dunn

Cascade County Sheriff's Office, MT

EOW: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Elmendorf Police Department, Texas

Chief of Police Michael Pimentel

Elmendorf Police Department, TX

EOW: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi

Puerto Rico Police Department, PR

EOW: Monday, August 25, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Titus County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

Constable Cleve Johnson

Titus County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, TX

EOW: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Rochester Police Department, New York

Police Officer Daryl Pierson

Rochester Police Department, NY

EOW: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Merrillville Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman II Nickolaus E. Schultz

Merrillville Police Department, IN

EOW: Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

Corporal Jason E. Harwood

Topeka Police Department, KS

EOW: Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Charleston County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic

Charleston County Sheriff's Office, SC

EOW: Monday, September 8, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, US

EOW: Friday, September 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II

Pennsylvania State Police, PA

EOW: Friday, September 12, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, GA

EOW: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.

Newark Police Department, NJ

EOW: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Senior Deputy Jessica Laura Hollis

Travis County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cause of Death: Drowned

 

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Michael Williams

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Covina Police Department, California

Police Officer Jordan Corder

Covina Police Department, CA

EOW: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

 

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

Trooper David Kedra

Pennsylvania State Police, PA

EOW: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

 

Midland County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Michael Joe Naylor

Midland County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Police Officer Eddie Johnson, Jr.

Alton Police Department, MO

EOW: Monday, October 20, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, CA

EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

Investigator Michael David Davis, Jr.

Placer County Sheriff's Department, CA

EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

Detective Kagan Dindar

Clarksville Police Department, TN

EOW: Friday, October 24, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

Butler County Sheriff's Office, AL

EOW: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

Officer Anthony Haase

Rio Rancho Police Department, NM

EOW: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Summerville Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman Robert Blajszczak

Summerville Police Department, SC

EOW: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Garrett

Dothan Police Department, AL

EOW: Monday, October 27, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, CA

EOW: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III

Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

Pomona Police Department, California

Police Officer Shaun Richard Diamond

Pomona Police Department, CA

EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Chandler Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer David Payne

Chandler Police Department, AZ

EOW: Friday, October 31, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

 

El Paso County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Constable Robert Parker White

El Paso County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, TX

EOW: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cause of Death: Assault

 

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism

Cedar County Sheriff's Office, MO

EOW: Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt

Maury County Sheriff's Department, TN

EOW: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

 

Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Investigator Holmes Smith

Clarendon County Sheriff's Department, SC

EOW: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, U.S. Government

Police Officer Ronald A. Leisure

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services, US

EOW: Friday, November 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Akron Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer Justin Winebrenner

Akron Police Department, OH

EOW: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Union County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene

Union County Sheriff's Office, NC

EOW: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Willacy County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sergeant Alejandro "Alex" Martinez

Willacy County Sheriff's Office, TX

EOW: Friday, November 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith

Leon County Sheriff's Office, FL

EOW: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff James "Bart" Hart

Elmore County Sheriff's Office, AL

EOW: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

San Juan Police Department, Puerto Rico

Agent Edwin O. Roman-Acevedo

San Juan Police Department, PR

EOW: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

Police Officer Ernest Montoya

Navajo Division of Public Safety, TR

EOW: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff Grant William Whitaker

Ingham County Sheriff's Office, MI

EOW: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

 

Perryopolis Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer Richard Anthony Champion

Perryopolis Borough Police Department, PA

EOW: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

 

George County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff John Robert Street

George County Sheriff's Office, MS

EOW: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Rafael Ramos

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer Wenjian Liu

New York City Police Department, NY

EOW: Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida

Police Officer Charles Kondek

Tarpon Springs Police Department, FL

EOW: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

For each of their stories, visit the Officer Down Memorial Page here.